Wednesday, September 18, 2019
http://www.firstpost.com/india/the-supreme-court-and-religion-in-india-a-blinkered-perspective-2731538.html Religion: The Supreme Court can make big mistakes as well . . .? Editor's note: This is the concluding segment of a three-part series on Hinduism, godmen and the judiciary The Supreme Court appears to have made the right sounds...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/courting-god-the-supreme-court-attempts-to-rescue-indias-temples-2730860.html Why the Supreme Court's intervention is crucial for saving Indian temples Editor's note: This is the second segment in a three-part series on Hinduism, godmen and the judiciary. What is Hinduism? One of the best definitions comes from the Supreme Court itself...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/from-sri-sri-to-baba-ramdev-does-hinduism-produce-more-godmen-than-other-faiths-2730658.html Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series on Hinduism, godmen and the judiciary Do Hindus produce more godmen? It may sound surprising. Christianity produced only one saint in India — Mother Teresa — during the past three...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/iit-fees-hike-to-fix-the-institutes-its-essential-to-focus-on-the-foundation-2721406.html The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) fee hike has highlighted once again the very lopsided approach of the Indian government towards higher education. Much of this lop-sidedness has a lot to do with the vision of the first Indian...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/indian-students-abroad-the-darker-side-of-indias-higher-education-myopia-2720800.html Some people are aghast at the government’s decision to hike education fees for the IITs. Ask them to look at the fees that foreign universities charge. It is then that you begin to realise how myopic some of India’s policymakers...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/the-resurrection-of-class-tests-for-schools-to-improve-the-annual-filtering-of-students-needs-to-be-restored-urgently-2718716.html Last week, the Union ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) stated that it was drafting an amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which will also provide that a student must get two chances if his performance is...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/iit-fees-hike-jump-from-rs-90000-a-year-to-rs-2-lakh-is-still-not-high-enough-and-heres-why-2718988.html The Union ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has just announced that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will increase their annual tuition fees from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh. “A decision to hike the fee over two-fold...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/marathwada-drought-the-region-is-parched-impoverished-and-desperate-the-exploiters-turned-into-the-exploited-2715116.html Maharashtra is a state full of contradictions. It is a state rife with more inequality than most. And it is a state where each territory tries to exploit, and ends up feeling exploited. The cries for water and the spurt in suicides...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/with-drought-looming-maha-govt-dresses-up-budget-to-please-the-farmer-but-key-flaws-remain-2688018.html On the face of it, the government of Maharashtra has sought to bring forth a budget that is farmer friendly. It has allocated some Rs 25,000 crore for agriculture. It has introduced schemes that appear to be aimed at...
How to give India's gold a better glow yet make it part of a "Make in India" movement You can download the full report from here: Gold is one of the oldest industries in India employing almost 3.5 million people. But its...